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得 děi Is a verb that means: need/must Like: 我们得走了 We gotta go. 得 de Is an auxiliary partial that modifies or qualifies a verb. Like: 说得好! Well said!


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To understand Chinese, sometimes you need to think deeper. Your understanding is right, "刀" means knife, "眼" means eye. "不长" means without, while "不" means no or dont and "长" means have in this sentence. So, put them together, the sentence means the knife doesn't have eyes. Think deeper, what happens if some thing doesn't have eyes and move fast? It may hurt ...


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for someone who new in Chinese, when you see 了, just seem as "it's already done" it's suit for 70% situation, and in this situation, it can be ignored, if you delete 了,the meaning doesn't change, it's just emphasize "its done, its done, its done" if you feel the meaning is strange, than …. just ignore it. in almost 99% of situation the meaning wont change, ...


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